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The Redwood City Police Department is an organization of professionals who are dedicated to providing the best police services possible. The Department is comprised of 96 sworn officers, 36 civilian employees, 4 reserve officers, and 25 volunteers who reflect the diverse communities they serve.

We are a progressive police department which recognizes that by working in a partnership with our community, we can best meet our goals of protecting life and property, improving the quality of life, and reducing crime and the fear of crime. The Department's motto is "Providing Excellent Service with Integrity and Respect."

The Redwood City Police Department is overseen by Chief of Police, JR Gamez, who was appointed in 2011. The Department is divided into three organizational divisions, including the Patrol Division, the Investigations Division, and the Administrative Services Division. To learn more about our organization's history, please visit our Department History page. To learn about the Redwood City Police Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty, please visit our Memorial page.

The Department has been a leader in the effective use of social media as a policing and outreach tool. Please visit our Social Media page to learn about the different ways you can stay informed.

The Department polices a 19 square-mile urban center on the southern peninsula of San Mateo County in the San Francisco Bay Area. To view an interactive map of the area, please click here.

To better understand how our organization is structured, please visit our Police Divisions page.